The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


May 12, 2013

Obituaries — Sunday, May 12, 2013

Roger ‘Dale’ Auxier

Roger “Dale” Auxier, 57, of Stanaford, passed away on Thursday, May 9, 2013, following a long illness. Born June 7, 1955, he was the son of Howard Auxier and the late Anna Lou Tucker Auxier.

Those left to cherish his memory include his companion of 25 years, Mary Ann Morrison; daughters, Ashlee Belcher and husband Joe of Beckley, Amanda DelMoro and husband Pete of Beckley and Jennie Dewey of Beckley who was like a daughter; grandchildren, Halee, Alexis, and Joesiah; and a host of other family members.

Dale was a former employee of Mining Controls Inc. for 16 years and attended the Family Worship Center of Beckley.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley, with Pastor Stacey Dingess officiating. Dale will be laid to rest at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

Family and Friends will be serving as pallbearers.

Friends may gather with the family Tuesday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers the family request that monetary donations be made to: Roger Dale Auxier Memorial Fund, C/O MCNB Banks, 85 Jerome Vanmeter Drive, Beckley, WV 25801.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley, WV, is honored to be serving the family.

James Glen Booth

PETERSTOWN — James Glen Booth, 93, of Peterstown, passed away Friday, May 10, 2013.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday, May 13, at the Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Steve Howdock officiating. Burial will follow in the Orchard Cemetery, Ballard. Friends may call one hour prior to the services Monday at the funeral home.

Online guestbook can be signed or condolences may be sent to the Booth family at

Arrangements by Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown.

Rev. Robert I. Brown

Rev. Robert I. Brown was born on November 7, 1941, in Ashland, Kentucky, the second of four sons born to Mr. Theodore and Mrs. Willie Bell Brown. He was called to his heavenly reward on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, following a long illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers Ted, Dan and Don Brown, and his beloved aunt Dr. Thelma Johnson.

He accepted Christ as his personal savior at the age of six and was baptized at the New Hope Baptist Church, Ashland, Kentucky, where he was a faithful member and valued member of the music department. He answered the call to ministry and was licensed to preach on June 25th, 1967, under the pastorate of Rev. Lowell M. McCowen at the New Hope Baptist Church, Ashland, KY.

He attended the public schools of Ashland, KY, and graduated from the “Booker T.” Washington High School as Salutatorian. He graduated from Morehead State University, Morehead, Kentucky, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Vocal Music Education. He obtained a Master of Divinity degree from Virginia Union University, Richmond, Virginia, and pursued further Graduate studies in Christian Education at the Presbyterian School of Christian Education, Richmond, Virginia.

He was employed by the Ashland Oil Company, Ashland, Kentucky; McDowell County Board of Education, instructor of band and vocal music, Elkhorn and Excelsior High Schools; Counselor at Beaumont School for Boys, Beaumont, Virginia; Pastor of the Beautiful Plain Baptist Church, Charlotte Court House, Virginia; instructor of the Seminary extension courses for the West Virginia State Baptist Convention; and Pastor of Central Baptist church for 34 1/2 years.

He married to Sheilah Higginbotham, September 2, 1967. From this union two sons were born: Robert Ivelt Brown, Jr., (Yolanda) of Oak Hill, WV, and Brian Christopher Brown of Beckley, WV. He was a loving grandfather of two grandsons, Jonathan LaBradford Viney and Jovare Ivelt Brown.

Left to cherish precious memories are his loving wife of 45 years, sons, grandsons, family members, church family and friends.

Funeral Services will 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 14, at Central Baptist Church.

Friends may call from 5 to 6 p.m. Monday at Hilltop Baptist Center with celebration service beginning at 6 p.m. and from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Central Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery, Tazewell, VA.

Condolences may be e-mailed to

Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

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